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Course title -
Course code KFI/KFA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Machula Tomáš, prof. Ph.D., Th.D.
Course content
PERSON 1. ethical importance of "person"; ontological concept of person 2. psychological and sociological concept of person 3. Critical reflection of particular concepts SOUL AND BODY 4. three concepts of mind-body relation; naturalistic reductionism and non-reductive concepts 5. dualism of principles and substantial dualism 6. critical reflection of particular concepts PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY 7. cognitive and appetitive powers; sensual and intellectual knowledge 8. emotions and will 9. freedom (libertarianism, strict determinism, compatibilism, agent causation); two concepts of freedom EXISTENTIAL DIMENSION OF HUMAN LIFE 10. human being as animal (rational, social, maker, playing, brute) 11. death and immortality 12. meaning and absurdity; spirituality

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), E-learning
  • Preparation for exam - 48 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course focused on the philosophical reflection of human being and related topics as person, mind (soul) and body, cognition and action.
The student will have good knowledge about important views on human being as a person. He/she will be able to critically evaluate and consider them. He/she also will acquire basic information about concepts of person and society, that have even nowadays very important consequences in ethics or politics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

1. The student must know essential information about the topic 2. The student is able to show adequate level of independent thinking and competence for philosophical discussion on the topic
Recommended literature
  • Viz Moodle. Moodle.

Study plans that include the course
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